About 7000 budding entrepreneurs gave a fanatic welcome to Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson yesterday.

The tycoon appeared at the end of a two-day conference in Saigon filled with renowned speakers who shared their stories of accumulating enormous wealth.

The event heralded the arrival of the self-help business circuit to a country buzzing with start-ups and warmly embracing capitalism.

Sir Richard advised the country’s burgeoning business elite to remember their social responsibility among the many topics he covered.

Read next month’s AsiaLIFE magazine for a look some of the country’s most successful young entrepreneurs and look out for an all-encompassing video of MOVE Vietnam’s event later this week.